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Langevin "Outraged" at Statehouse (posted Janaury 24, 2004)

Representative James Langevin expressed deep dissatisfaction with allegations of ethical improprieties among Rhode Island politicians. Appearing on the WPRI-TV show "Newsmakers" with Jack White and Ian Donnis, Langevin said he was "outraged and disappointed at what has been going on at the Statehouse....I am disappointed this is still happening."

When asked about Governor Don Carcieri's proposal to establish an independent commission to investigate the "culture of corruption" in Rhode Island, Langevin said he supported a commission with "broad autonomy and authority and subpoena power," but felt the members of such a commission should be appointed by the state Supreme Court, not the governor. "He is a partisan official," Langevin said referring to the governor.

The panel asked Langevin whether he intended to run for the U.S. Senate in 2006 against incumbent Lincoln Chafee. The representative said, "2006 is a long way off. I'll let the future take care of itself."
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